Sometimes, there is too much damage to the natural structure of a tooth to be restored with "just a filling". In those situations, a full crown may be needed to restore funtion and aesthetics.
Most of our crowns are done the same day with our very own CEREC AC.
The Doctor prepares the tooth, takes a digital surface scan of the tooth (like a picture), designes your crown on a computer, sends the instructions wireless to our milling machine (some people call it a 3D printer) and in about 15 to 20 minutes we have your crown ready to be tried in your mouth and adjusted to perfection. After that it goes to a furnace and roughly 20 min later is bonded to your tooth.
The whole visit take about 2 hrs and you leave with your final porcelain crown.